Speaking out loud about Child Sexual Abuse | Afreen Khan | TEDxGateway

In India, a child is sexually abused every 15 minutes, according to the latest government figures.

It is a fact that millions of girls and boys worldwide are being sexually abused within homes and outside. They are abused by families and known persons. The perpetrator can be anyone who exploits the child’s vulnerability to gain sexual gratification. It involves mental, physical and emotional abuse of a child through overt and covert sexual acts, gestures and disposition – when informed consent or resistance by the child victim to such acts is not possible. It can also include activities which do not involve direct touching.

Afreen Khan talks about Child Sexual Abuse and her story to overcome incidents that have shaped her over years.

Afreen narrates the importance of giving the right education to child to help them identify good vs. bad touch. Aafreen Khan is a storyteller and spoken word poet, who addresses child sexual abuse. She came into the spotlight when a video of her reciting a poetry in an open mic session at Tape A Tale went viral on social media. She uses her own personal experience as a child sexual assault survivor to highlight the alarming statistics surrounding child sexual abuse the stigma that surrounds it.
By attaching emotional connotations to her narrative, she provides valuable insights on how to develop a transparent relationship between a parent and a child so that such situations can be dealt with, before it’s too late.
Her poem is essential in understanding that sexual abuse happens even within the ‘“safe” walls of our homes. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx


33 thoughts on “Speaking out loud about Child Sexual Abuse | Afreen Khan | TEDxGateway”

  1. Thank you for this documentary… and I'm so sorry… May your heart heal, may you receive all the kindness and success life has to offer… 💔💔🤕🤕🤕🤕😭😭😭😭

    Thank you, Nina Aouilk… 💔💔🤕🤕🤕🤕😭😭😭😭

    Thank you, Amy Herdy… 💔💔🤕🤕🤕🤕😭😭😭😭

    "I told everyone (about the abuse).. Abuse thrives only in silence. You have the power to end domestic violence simply by shining a spotlight on them. Show abuse the light of day. Recast survivors as wonderful, loveable people with full futures." Thank you, Leslie Morgan Steiner… ❤❤

    Thank you, Evelyn Yang… 🎇♥♥🎇

  2. It's so easy for people to believe an eleven year old child remembering things which happened to them, but they won't believe me when i say that i was 3. I remember it all.
    you ask me anything from my childhood and those dreadful memories are the first to resurface.
    people understand her pain of a night but they won't believe me when i say i was harassed for months. years. They don't understand the depth. (i'm sorry i didn't mean to be bitter)

  3. This is my story too!! But He was neighbour , I am fighting everyday with my self .
    Because of this incident I am depressed almost 12-13year , and my age is now 23year nunning now.
    I think every day "kash m paida hi n hoti ".

  4. She is following the Europhilic colonial agenda of defaming and destroying the repute of nonwhite or Muslim men. Whenever modern Western imperialist civilization wants to destroy any culture or city they PIT MEN AGAINST WOMEN. This is why Japan kept Europeans out of way. Out of coast.

  5. god is a pedofile propagandist.

    for jews its 13 years old the vatican stand acused holding the original bible locked up. 

    muslims its three months after first menstruation

    god is that way

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